What is the demand flexibility service?
The demand flexibility service solves a problem in the UK electricity grid: ensuring we have enough power when we require it.
As we work towards cleaner energy (decarbonization), wind farms provide a lot of our electricity. They’re great when it’s windy and can power the whole country. But when there’s no wind, they can’t generate any electricity.
On calm days, we use coal power plants to meet our energy needs. However, this choice has a negative impact on the environment.
To reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, the demand flexibility service asks homes and businesses to use less electricity when demand is high, and business energy supply is low.
It rewards businesses with money if they cut back or delay their electricity use during these peak times.
This guide will show how your company can benefit from demand flexibility service, starting with what you need to begin.